May

Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) of Shibden Hall

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The wait is almost over! Gentleman Jack will be on BBC1 this Sunday 19 May, 9:00pm – the story of our very own Anne Lister from Shibden Hall.

Find out more about this extraordinary woman and the fantastic place in which she lived.

It’s 1832 in West Yorkshire, England — the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution — where landowner Anne Lister is determined to save her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, even if it means bucking society’s expectations. In addition to reopening the coal mines, a part of Lister’s plan to help her family is to marry well. But the charismatic, single-minded Lister — who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society — has no intention of marrying a man.

Gentleman Jack” examines Lister’s relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals, and would-be wife. The real-life Anne Lister’s story was recorded in her diaries, and the most intimate details of her life are revealed for the series.

Love Your Local Markets Fortnight

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Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.

Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.

Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.

From Friday 17 to Friday 31 May, markets across the world will be getting involved with the National Association of British Market Authorities’ (NABMA) Love Your Local Market campaign.

Now in its eighth year, the campaign celebrates markets being at the heart of local communities, with the theme ‘Markets – Close to your heart’.

Throughout the fortnight there will be an artist in residence at Halifax Borough Market, in association with Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) and Artworks, Halifax. Visitors will be able to see illustrator Louis Benoit at work, producing sketches and drawings inspired by the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of the magnificent Victorian market. Shoppers are encouraged to come and watch, ask questions and chat.

Louis’ residency will be followed by a second artist and a poet, with the resulting pieces forming part of an exhibition in the summer.

Also at Halifax Borough Market will be a Record Fair on Saturday 25 May in the Albany Arcade and on Thursday 30 May the Arcade also hosts a Food Mixer Market, celebrating great local food and including a pop up from Halifax-based Darkland Brewery.

Todmorden will be hosting a ‘Foodie Fryday’ event on Friday 31 May, 9:00am-7:00pm, which will be a feast for the senses with a great selection of delicious food on offer, including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, fine cheeses, jams and preserves, freshly made pizza,  vegan treats, Indian street food, sweet treats and much more.

There’ll also be special offers and tastings at other Calderdale Markets, including Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse and Elland.

Calderdale Council’s Markets Manager, John Walker, said:
“Love Your Local Market fortnight is always a special time at Calderdale markets. It’s a great time to visit, as in addition to the existing great stalls, there are lots of special events showcasing our wonderful markets.
“If you’re a young entrepreneur it’s also the perfect time to test out your ideas, with free stalls for young traders at our Open Markets.
“There are also lots of other incentives available, including free weeks and ‘trade for a fiver’ options. Get in touch to find out more!”

For more information about trader incentives, or if you’re interested in trading on any of Calderdale markets email john.walker@calderdale.gov.uk

Spring Bank Holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

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Please remember your Waste and Recycling Collections will be a day later through bank holiday weeks.

Usual collection day:                                          Collection will be on:

Monday 27 May                                                     Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 28 May                                                     Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 29 May                                             Thursday 30 May
Thursday 30 May                                                   Friday 31 May
Friday 31 May                                                          Saturday 1 June

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 3 June. 

We prefer flat plastic!
Please remember also to squash your cans and plastics before placing them in the white bag; they will take up less room so you can fit more in the sack and it will help the items to stay more securely inside the sack on a windy day.

 

 

Community Cafe Coordinator Required at The Space

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A Community Café Coordinator is required for The Space @ Field Lane, Rastrick for 15 hours per week with a salary of £6,403.80 per year (£8.21 per hour).

The Space @ Field Lane Community Centre is a newly refurbished facility to establish and delivery activities and services in Field Lane estate Rastrick. They are looking for a motivated individual with experience of working and or running a café facility.

The Community Café will play a key role in supporting and developing activities and events and bringing people together at the centre.

Working directly with the Centre Manager

You will need:

  • Previous experience of running / working in a cafe
  • Experience of using kitchen equipment
  • Basic understanding of working in a community setting

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the cafe
  • Train employees / volunteers on drinks preparation and proper use of coffee equipment
  • Ensuring adequate stock levels of supplies and consumables for café area, managing orders and stock rotation
  • Maintain updated records of daily, weekly and monthly revenues and expenses
  • Advise staff / volunteers on the best ways to resolve issues with clients and deliver excellent customer service
  • Ensure all cafe areas are clean and tidy
  • Comfortable working with members of the public, able to initiate conversations and provide a sincere welcome and enjoy providing good service

 Administrative

  • To ensure the centre has adequate supplies by communicating with the centre Manager.
  • Completion of timesheets.

General

  • To undertake all activities in compliance with Space @ Field Lane policies and procedures, with particular reference to equality and health and safety.
  • To carry out any other duties within the scope of the post.

The successful candidate will be offered opportunities for ongoing professional development and further training as resources allow.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Mags Bryson on 01422 288017
To apply, visit our website:  www . thespaceatfieldlane . org . uk and download an application form.

Big Tennis Weekend at Park Tennis Club

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The Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend is being held at Park Tennis Club, Brighouse on Sunday 19 May, 10:00am-1:00pm.

It’s a free, family event designed to encourage people to become more involved in sport whilst at the same time, having some fun.

The sessions run from 10am until 1pm and are coach led, with a whole host of activities taking place.  Rackets and tennis balls are provided, and refreshments are available on the day.

Booking is advisable and can be made through visiting the Park Tennis Club website.

If you do need any further information, please can you contact either Marilyn Marshall on marilyn.marshall@hotmail.co.uk  or Margaret Bottomley on madlbottomley@blueyonder.co.uk.

Moon Mission at Eureka! 25 May – 2 June

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Celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the moon by seeing a NEW space show and take part in astronaut training in a human gyroscope this May Half-Term.

Take one small step to Eureka! this half term to celebrate 50 years since the Moon Landing.

This May Half-Term Eureka! will be launching a brand new space show and inviting budding space explorers to take part in astronaut training including a human gyroscope.

On every day from Saturday 25 May through to Sunday 2 June.

Looking for half-term adventures?

Join the new Moon Mission show, exploring how people first landed on the moon back in 1969 and what a remarkable achievement this was in the days when spacecraft had far less computing power than today’s average mobile phone. Find out what it was like to be on the moon, what we left up there, when we might go back and how the moon might be involved in deep space exploration in the future!
There will also be opening a brand new interactive tech exhibition – don’t miss Digital Dimensions. It’s on the ground floor of the Spark gallery until November.

Plus…

  • Budding astronauts can find out how they’d cope in zero gravity by being spun in a human gyroscope!
  • Test yourselves in a series of astro-training challenges in our galleries…
  • Stop by to see the Eureka! Space Explorer to see some genuine space artifacts and learn all about them.

Eureka! Moon Mission activities are included in standard admission, or free to annual pass holders.

Taste Ramadan Community Iftar at Hopwood Lane Masjid

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Ramadan is an auspicious time for Muslims; wherein one reflects and contemplates much on the relationship we have with God Almighty. We feel privileged, as a pillar of the Halifax community, to be able to provide a facility where we can open the fasts of the local Muslim community. We would therefore like to cordially invite you, our fellow community members from all faiths or none, to share in this festive experience and join us for the annual Iftar Meal.

Hopwood Lane Masjid (JMAH) in partnership with Taste Ramadan is hosting a communal Iftaar for friends and neighbours on Saturday 18 May 2019, 8:30pm.

Taste Ramadan is a national initiative that welcomes people from all faiths & backgrounds interested in connecting with the community & learning about other cultures. Share in the blessings, build bonds and explore different cultures this Ramadan

This event is open to all, men and women and will include some presentations about Islam.

All are welcome to this event at JMAH, 97 Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 4ET but to ensure that they can cater for all please register your interest at http://www.jmahdawah.org/ or by email on jmahdawah@gmail.com

Additional information can be found at https://www.tasteramadan.co.uk/

Working Together to Prevent Moorland Fires – Everyone Has a Part to Play

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Calderdale Council is working proactively with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police to prevent moorland fires, but all agencies also depend on the vigilance and care of those who are out and about in our wonderful countryside to play an active part in protecting it.

Whilst Calderdale was thankfully unaffected by recent high-profile blazes at nearby Marsden Moor and Ilkley Moor, it’s important that local people and visitors recognise the part they play in supporting the Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and other local authorities in preventing any future incidents.

Calderdale Council is working with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service in pursuing stricter prevention methods, through the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders, which would prohibit the use of barbecues and lighting of fires in defined areas of the countryside. More about Public Space Protection Orders can be found here https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/crime-prevention-and-community-safety/community-safety/pspo

A formal consultation was launched on Wednesday 8 May 2019 for people to have their say on these plans. To have your say please complete the feedback form on this web page https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/crime-prevention-and-community-safety/community-safety/pspo/moorland-fires The consultation closes on Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Consultation drop-in events are taking place on Saturday 25 May, 10:00am-1:00pm in the Ripponden Parish Council offices and on Sunday 26 May, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Todmorden Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their views, and staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

The proposals for Public Space Protection Orders must be considered by the Council’s Cabinet before they can be put in place. This will happen as soon as possible after the consultation has ended.

Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – and what better time to show your support for better mental health.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, and Mind is always on hand to provide information and support for anyone that needs it. But this week is a great time to have a chat with a friend, family member or colleague and have think about your own wellbeing too. You could even join one of Mind’s campaigns to help make sure no one experiences a mental health.

What are mental health problems?
In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

‘I now know that if I felt there was something wrong, it’s because there was, but I didn’t understand mental health fully’.

It’s a spectrum and you should feel able to decide where and when you are on that spectrum.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 10 May 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Garden Competition 2019
  • Overgate Garden Party Sunday 12 May
  • XS Leisure Activity Days Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May 2019
  • Dementia Action Day at St Paul’s Church, Sowerby Bridge

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